>Every Thursday: Les Jeudis du Pin, Le Haras du Pin, Orne
Weekly shows with dressage displays and show-jumping.
>Until 9th September: American Film Festival, Deauville, Calvados
One of the country’s most famous film festivals, with premiere screenings of the latest US film releases and big stars on the red carpet, including Morgan Freeman, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Beckinsale and Sarah Jessica Parker this year.
>1st – 2nd September: Dieppe Retro, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime
Numerous historic vehicles rush around town before gathering on the seafront lawns.
>7th – 9th September: 'Foire Millénaire de la Sainte-Croix', Lessay, Manche
An impressive horse and cattle fair which attracts over 400,000 visitors every year.
>8th – 16th September: International Kite Festival, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime
The world's most important kite festival, held on Europe's largest seafront lawns.
>15th – 16th September: Festival 'Cidre et Dragon', Merville-Franceville-Plage, Calvados
Expect both dargons and Cider at this steampunk and wizardry by the seaside.